TFTP on scope

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at
Mon May 26 15:29:55 UTC 2008

man dhcp-options and man dhcpd.conf

Try using either of these two statements. They fill in different
options, and it is up to the client which one (or both) it accepts.

Note that next-server takes a hostname or ip address as a parameter, so
no quotes. tftp-server-name takes a text parameter, so it needs quotes.

  option tftp-server-name "";

It would be helpful if you posted the exact lines from your dhcpd.conf
and the exact error message. As you can see quotes and semi-colons are

dhcp-options also covers user specified options, and this explains how
to set up option-150 or other user defined names if the above two
suggestions don't work for you.


>Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 09:08:44 -0600
>From: Beavis <pfunix at>
>To: dhcp-users at
>Subject: TFTP on scope
>hi list,
>   I have a scope that i want to activate a TFTP server option. can
>someone point me to some docs for DHCPD v3.1.0 with a tftp option. I
>tried putting the following
>option tftp-server-name <ip>
>result: breaks dhcpd.conf
>option option-150 <IP>
>result: breaks dhcpd.conf
>any help will be greatly appreciated.

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